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TLA Webinar

July 30 | 2:00 – 3:00pm (Central)
Making the Switch: Transitioning to Academic Libraries

With the dramatic changes happening in Texas school libraries, K-12 librarians may be considering opportunities in academic libraries for increased job security, advancement options, and renewed passion for library service. At this webinar, four former school librarians will share how they made the move, what to expect during your search, and tips and tricks to landing your first position as an academic librarian and renewing your passion for the profession.

Kelly Hoppe, Joe Pendleton, Brandy Abbott, and Audrey Wilson Youngblood

$20 members
$30 non-members


TLA Self-Paced Learning Courses

Management- $19/video $49/bundle 

User Services – $19/video – $69/bundle 

Librarianship –  $19/video $49/bundle 

Literature – $19/video $49/bundle 

Technology – $19/video $49/bundle 

How to purchase TLA Online Training Courses

Vimeo is the hosting platform for TLA Self-Paced Learning and the School Administrator Conference On Demand. You will need to create a username and password for Vimeo, if you do not already have one. Purchase will be made on Vimeo utilizing the links below. Note: Vimeo only accepts credit cards and PayPal. No refunds will be issued as the purchase is being made through a third-party vendor. Once you have purchased a session, you will be able to view the content for 30 days. A copy of your receipt can be found under account settings – billing – purchases in the Vimeo platform.   

CE: CE will be self-reported. Please complete this Google Form so TLA has a record of your sessions. You will use this CE self-reporting form as verification for your employer and personal records.

Tax-Exempt Organizations:
From Vimeo: if you represent a non-profit organization in the U.S., or are a business entity with a VAT ID, we ask that you first purchase and pay the taxes/VAT and then contact the Vimeo support team letting us know you are exempt. We will request your tax exemption certificate or VAT ID for verification. Our team will refund the tax and mark your account exempt for future purchases. We will provide an invoice reflecting the refunded taxes upon request.

Questions? Please contact the Texas Library Association’s Education and Programs Manager, Kelly Mantay.

School Administrator’s Conference On Demand

The Texas Library Association’s School Administrators Conference is a series for superintendents, principals, directors, and academic deans to explore the connections between effective school library programs and student success.

These programs are available on demand for $19 each or $49 for all three.


Vision for your Library

Presenter: Lisa Kulka, Director of Libraries and Instructional Materials at Northside ISD
Learn about access, funding and programming for school libraries and the role of administrators in the library program’s success.

Hiring – From Start to “I Accept!”
Presenter: Marissa Saenz, Director for Instructional Technology & Library Services, Mission CISD
Learn how to hire a qualified librarian, interview questions to ensure the proper skill set for the modern library, and how to connect the library’s work with the school district’s mission and vision and impact student achievement.

Effective Program Development and Implementation
Presenters: Wendy Woodland, Director of Advocacy & Communications, Texas Library Association; Vanessa Ashcraft, School Library Coordinator, Texas State Library and Archives Commission; and Sarah Karnes,  Director, Library Development and Networking Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission. Learn about effective program development for your school library.


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